Register of the Jacques Benoist-Méchin papers

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Title: Jacques Benoist-Méchin papers
Date (inclusive): 1909-1994
Collection Number: 2007C70
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 26 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (10.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Acquired in 2007, the Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers represent a significant addition to the existing holdings in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives relating to the collaborationist Vichy government in France during World War II. Although the papers are only part of the extant Benoit-Méchin materials in various depositories and private collections, the collection in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives contains important documents from all major phases of Benoist-Méchin's multifaceted career as a literary figure, politician, and historian.
Creator: Benoist-Méchin, 1901-1983
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Biographical Chronology

1901 Born, Paris, France
1921 Served as interpreter, French occupation forces in the Ruhr, Germany
1925-1927 Director, Paris bureau, International News Service
1929-1930 Editor, l'Europe Nouvelle
1936 Joined pro-fascist party of Jacques Doriot, the Parti Populaire Français
  Author, Histoire de l'armée allemande (5 volumes)
1939 Author, Eclaircissements sur Mein Kampf d'Adolphe Hitler, le livre qui a changé la face du monde
1939 Mobilized into French army. Taken prisoner by German forces and interned in Voves, France
1940 Released from P.O.W. camp, and enters service of Vichy government of Philippe Pétain
1940-1942 Serves in various ministerial posts, under Darlan and Laval, in Vichy government
1944 Arrested as a collaborator after the Liberation of France and incarcerated
1947 Sentenced to death by French court. Death penalty is commuted to one of prison with hard labor
1947-1953 In prison, including in Fresnes, France. Released in an act of clemency by the government of Vincent Auriol
1954 Author, Mustapha Kemal
1956 Author, Soixante jours qui ébranlèrent l'occident: 10 mai--10 juillet 1940
1957-1976 Traveled widely as a journalist and author in the Middle East and North Africa, making the acquaintance of various Arab rulers. Served as an occasional private envoy of the French government in the same region
1959 Author, Un printemps arabe
1983 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Acquired in 2007, the Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers represent a significant addition to the existing holdings in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives relating to the collaborationist Vichy government in France during World War II. Although the papers are only part of the extant Benoit-Méchin materials in various depositories and private collectio ns, the collection in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives contains important documents from all major phases of Benoist-Méchin's diverse careers as cultural figure, politician, and historian.
The papers will be of particular interest to historians of the Vichy period. The Speeches and Writings series shows Benoist-Méchin's evolution from cultivated litterateur to an ardently Germanophile historian and politician, one who enthusiastically embraced Nazi Germany's vision of a New Europe. Benoit-Méchin's writings also reveal his reinvention after World War II as an analyst and historian of Middle East and North African affairs.
The Vichy government file series includes a compilation of materials (called by Benoist-Méchin "notes politiques") that relate directly to his service, including a period as minister, in the Vichy regime. These document his work for Admiral François Darlan, his collaboration with the German ambassador to France, Otto Abetz, as well memoranda and reports, including an important letter sent to Philippe Pétain by Adolf Hitler to mark the first anniversary of France's surrender to Germany in 1940.
The Trial and imprisonment file series provides an intimate look at the judicial proceedings against Vichy collaborators and their subsequent experiences in prison. In this series, there is correspondence among Benoit-Méchin and his fellow prisoners, including Robert Brasilach in the period leading up to his execution. There are also art works in this file that depict prison life and the viewpoint of Vichy collaborators concerning the violence surrounding the liberation of France.
The extensive Correspondence series records Benoist-Méchin's enduring connections to collaborationist and ex-Nazi milieus in France, Germany, and elsewhere. Among these friends and acquaintances of Benoist-Méchin figure Fritz von Papen, Wolf Rüdiger Hess, Oswald and Diana Mosley, René de Chambrun, and Saint-Paulien (the pseudonym of Maurice-Ivan Sicard). There is also correspondence between Benoist-Méchin and French officials in the 1960s and 1970s, including Jacques Chirac and Georges Pompidou. Among other matters, these reveal Benoist-Méchin's behind-the-scenes role as an envoy of the French government to various Arab rulers in this period. The series also includes correspondence with some of these rulers, including Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), who commissioned Benoist-Méchin to arrange the French publication of the Libyan leader's so-called Green Book. More materials on Benoist-Méchin's many travels and high-placed connections in the Arab world can be found in the Middle East and North Africa file series of the papers.
The extensive Photograph series contains hundreds of prints, many personally selected and arranged by Benoist-Méchin, that illustrate his career and what he considered to be its highlights, including his collaboration with the Nazis. There are some additional materials revealing of Benoist-Méchin's assessment of his wartime role in the Biographical file series.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 10 series: Biographical file, correspondence, speeches and writings, Vichy government file, Trial and imprisonment file, Middle East and North Africa file, subject file, writings by others, photographs, and oversize materials.

Related Material

Gaston Bergery Papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
René de Chambrun Papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Marcel Déat Papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Georges Scapini Papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons
World War, 1939-1945 -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists
Prisoners of war
Middle East -- Politics and government
National socialism
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
France -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Middle East -- History
Germany -- History, Military
France -- Politics and government -- 1940-1945
France -- Foreign relations -- Germany
Germany -- Foreign relations -- France

box 1

Biographical file 1926-1982.

Scope and Contents note

Includes biography, clippings, legal records, memorandum, and scrapbook materials
box 1, folder 1

Airline menus undated

box 1, folder 2

Biography covering Vichy period undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript fragment
box 1, folder 3

Clippings 1941-1982

box 1, folder 4

Handbills and poster advertising speaking engagements 1960-1961

 

Legal records, including affidavits and correspondence

box 1, folder 5

Libel case 1964

box 1, folder 6

Request for amnesty 1979

box 1, folder 7

Letter relating to refusal of Prix Goncourt 1941

box 1, folder 8

Medical and military records 1939-1940

box 1, folder 9

Memorandum from German military concerning a book by Benoist-Méchin 1940

box 1, folder 10

Press credential 1967

box 1, folder 11

Programs and ticket 1934-1963

box 1, folder 12

Publisher's announcement 1941

box 1, folder 13

Quotations from reviews of books by Benoist-Méchin 1926-1978

box 1, folder 14

Scrapbook materials 1934-1981.

Scope and Contents note

Includes commemorative circular relating to the thirtieth anniversary of the execution of Hermann Goering and other Nazi leaders, 1976
 

Correspondence 1919-1982.

Scope and Contents note

Contains cards, letters, and enclosures, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
 

General

box 1, folder 15

A 1926-1979

box 1, folder 16

B 1923-1980

box 1, folder 17

C 1934-1982

box 1, folder 18

D 1933-1973

box 1, folder 19

E 1931-1981

box 1, folder 20

F 1933-1977

box 2, folder 1

G 1939-1981

box 2, folder 2

H 1939-1981

box 2, folder 3

I-J 1934-1962

box 2, folder 4

K 1938-1981

box 2, folder 5

L 1924-1980

box 2, folder 6

M 1931-1979

box 2, folder 7

N 1932-1981

box 2, folder 8

O 1959-1981

box 2, folder 9

P 1938-1974

box 2, folder 10

R 1929-1980

box 2, folder 11

S 1932-1981

box 2, folder 12

T 1932-1972

box 2, folder 13

U-V 1956-1981

box 2, folder 14

W 1941-1979

box 2, folder 15

X-Z 1940-1964

 

Unidentified

box 2, folder 16

Undated

box 2, folder 17

1919-1939

box 2, folder 18

1940s

box 2, folder 19

1950s

box 2, folder 20

1960-1981

box 2, folder 21

Abetz, Otto and Suzanne 1938-1957

box 2, folder 22

Adam, Claude 1981

box 2, folder 23

Adam, M. 1942

box 2, folder 24

Aguet, William 1959-1962

box 2, folder 25

Albertani, Claude undated

box 2, folder 26

Albord, Tony 1957-1965

box 2, folder 27

Ambassade de la république algérienne 1976

box 2, folder 28

Amiguet, Philippe 1934

box 2, folder 29

Arletty (stage name of Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat) Undated

box 2, folder 30

Arnim, A. von 1938

box 2, folder 31

Aron, Robert 1927-1969

box 3, folder 1

Atabinen, Resit Saffet 1957-1959

box 3, folder 2

Auphan, Paul Undated

box 3, folder 3

Banet-Rivet, R. 1940

box 3, folder 4

Bardèche, Maurice 1947-1977

box 3, folder 5

Barre, Raymond 1957

box 3, folder 6

Baudoin, Paul 1956-1963

box 3, folder 7

Beaumont, Etienne de 1944

box 3, folder 8

Béguin, Albert 1936-1937

box 3, folder 9

Benani, Ahmed 1972

box 3, folder 10

Benoist-Méchin, La baronne (mother) 1940-1947

box 3, folder 11

Berenbrok, Hans Dieter 1965

box 3, folder 12

Berger, Paul C. 1964

box 3, folder 13

Bergery, Gaston undated

box 3, folder 14

Billaud, Bernard 1981

box 3, folder 15

Blaizot, Auguste 1930-1933

box 3, folder 16

Bonnard, Abel 1938-1958

box 3, folder 17

Bonnet, Georges 1964-1966

box 3, folder 18

Bouzon, Raymond 1957

box 3, folder 19

Breker, Arno 1969-1981

box 3, folder 20

Briou, Marcel Undated

box 3, folder 21

British Broadcasting Corporation (Judith Bumpus) 1981-1982

box 3, folder 22

Calou, René 1931-1932

box 3, folder 23

Cambon, Jules 1932-1934

box 3, folder 24

Carbuccia, Horace de 1943-1982

box 3, folder 25

Carton de Wiart, H. 1941-1942

box 3, folder 26

Chambrun, René de 1959-1967

box 3, folder 27

Chamson, André 1926-1929

box 3, folder 28

Chevalier, Jacques 1960-1964

box 3, folder 29

Chiappe, Jean-François 1978

box 3, folder 30

Chirac, Jacques 1976-1979

box 3, folder 31

Ciry, Michel 1972-1978

box 3, folder 32

Clary, Jean 1942

box 3, folder 33

Clogenson, G. 1956-1957

box 3, folder 34

Cochin, Henry 1924-1926

box 3, folder 35

Conquet, Alfred 1956-1958

box 3, folder 36

Copeau, Jacques 1941

box 3, folder 37

Corti, José 1944

box 3, folder 38

Cossé-Brissac, Philippe de 1943-1961

box 3, folder 39

Cousteau, J. P. 1973-1974

box 3, folder 40

Cousteau, Pierre Antoine 1954

box 3, folder 41

Creely, Herbert 1936-1938

box 3, folder 42

Daladier, Edouard 1940

box 3, folder 43

Darlan, François 1941

box 3, folder 44

Darnand, Jean-Philippe 1957-1968

box 3, folder 45

Dautey, Pierre 1964

box 3, folder 46

Dayet, René 1955-1956

box 3, folder 47

Decortys, M. 1941-1942

box 3, folder 48

Dederer, Dr. 1938

box 3, folder 49

Delamarche, Léon 1931

box 3, folder 50

Delettrez, J. M. 1966

box 3, folder 51

Dönitz, Karl 1966

box 3, folder 52

Doré, Marcel 1977

box 3, folder 53

Drieu la Rochelle, Pierre Eugène undated

box 3, folder 54

Du Bos, Charles 1930-1934

box 3, folder 55

Dutourd, Jean 1972-1979

box 3, folder 56

El Fekki, Ahmed Hassan 1967

box 3, folder 57

Engel, Gerhard 1965

box 3, folder 58

Fabre-Luce, Alfred 1960-1967

box 3, folder 59

Falkenhausen, Cecile von 1969

box 3, folder 60

Falkenhayn, Fritz von undated

box 3, folder 61

Faure, Edgar 1964

box 3, folder 62

Faure, Paul 1959

box 3, folder 63

Finet, Jacques 1961

box 3, folder 64

Friedrich, Hubertus 1981

box 3, folder 65

Gallais, B. le 1961-1962

box 3, folder 66

Garrisson, Robert 1979

box 4, folder 1

Germain, André undated

box 4, folder 2

Ghéon, Henri 1920

box 4, folder 3

Gibrat, R. 1956-1964

box 4, folder 4

Goetz, Philip Becker 1927

box 4, folder 5

Gorand, Marguerite 1958

box 4, folder 6

Grousset, René 1944

box 4, folder 7

Grover, F. J. 1960-1979

box 4, folder 8

Guerard, J. 1956-1974

box 4, folder 9

Guermanova, Marie undated

box 4, folder 10

La Guilde du Livre 1961

box 4, folder 11

Guillet, Louis 1931

box 4, folder 12

Guth, Paul 1979-1981

box 4, folder 13

Hachiya, Michihiko 1956-1963

box 4, folder 14

Hammarskjöld, Dag 1957

box 4, folder 15

Hanesse, (?) 1938

box 4, folder 16

Harcourt, François d' 1964-1966

box 4, folder 17

Harscouët, Raoul 1942

box 4, folder 18

Hasquenoph, Marcel 1963

box 4, folder 19

Haye, Henry 1960-1964

box 4, folder 20

Haye, Paul 1958

box 4, folder 21

Hennion, Horace 1932

box 4, folder 22

Hentig, Werner Otto von 1956-1964

box 4, folder 23

Héraud, Marcel 1946-1956

box 4, folder 24

Hess, Wolf Rüdiger 1966-1976

box 4, folder 25

Hofmann, Rudolph 1961-1966

box 4, folder 26

Hubatsch, Walther 1979

box 4, folder 27

Huxley, Aldous 1932

box 4, folder 28

Imperial War Museum 1940-1956

box 4, folder 29

Isorni, Jacques 1945-1964

box 4, folder 30

Janet, Claude 1964

box 4, folder 31

Jardin, Jean 1951-1960

box 4, folder 32

Jonchay-Sonis, Christian du 1971-1976

box 4, folder 33

Kadhafi, Muammar (Muammar al-Gaddafi) 1974-1975

box 4, folder 34

Kenderessy, Ernö undated

box 4, folder 35

Klein, Walter 1947

box 4, folder 36

Kleist, Peter 1963

box 4, folder 37

Kra, Suzanne 1927

box 4, folder 38

Kreie, Werner 1943

box 4, folder 39

Laborde, Jean de 1960

box 4, folder 40

Laignoux, Bernard circa 1947

box 4, folder 41

Laroche, Jane 1965

box 4, folder 42

Laurencin, Marie undated

box 4, folder 43

Laval, Pierre, Madame undated

box 4, folder 44

Lawrence, Frieda 1932

box 4, folder 45

Lebre, Henrique 1955-1960

box 4, folder 46

Leers, Johann von (also known as Omar Amin) 1955

box 4, folder 47

Lehmann, Albert undated

box 4, folder 48

Lehman-Blaser, Ernst 1952-1953

box 4, folder 49

Librairie Gallimard (Gaston Gallimard, Jean Paulhan) 1927-1934

box 4, folder 50

Lubin, Germaine 1972-1974

box 4, folder 51

Ludin, Hanns 1938-1939

box 4, folder 52

Lyautey, Pierre 1964-1968

box 4, folder 53

Mabire, Jean 1974-1975

box 4, folder 54

Manstein, Erich von 1956-1967

box 4, folder 55

Mantzke, Martin 1964-1965

box 4, folder 56

Marcel, Gabriel undated

box 4, folder 57

Marinetti, F. T. 1924

box 4, folder 58

Massena, A. 1964-1966

box 4, folder 59

McEvoy, Theodore N. 1957

box 4, folder 60

Meyer, Hellmuth 1961-1977

box 4, folder 61

Mitterrand, François circa 1981

box 4, folder 62

Monnier, Adrienne 1921-1925

box 4, folder 63

Monzie, Albert de 1934

box 4, folder 64

Morand, Hélène and Paul 1950-1972

box 4, folder 65

Moreau, G. 1956

box 5, folder 1

Morozumi, Yoshihiko 1979

box 5, folder 2

Mosley, Diana and Oswald 1957-1965

box 5, folder 3

Mukherji, Savitri Devi 1968-1971

box 5, folder 4

Mutaguchi, Yoshiro 1965

box 5, folder 5

Nimier, Roger 1965

box 5, folder 6

Naroun, A. 1966

box 5, folder 7

Nasser, Gamal Abdel 1959-1961

box 5, folder 8

Ould Daddah, Moktar 1971-1977

box 5, folder 9

Ould Menneya, Ahmed 1971

box 5, folder 10

Papen, Franz von 1955-1961

box 5, folder 11

Papon, Maurice 1961

box 5, folder 12

Pappenheim, Rabe von 1938-1966

box 5, folder 13

Paris, Henri, comte de 1959-1980

box 5, folder 14

Paris-Presse (Pierre Charpy) 1961

box 5, folder 15

Pétain, Anne 1956

box 5, folder 16

Pétain, Philippe 1932-1942

box 5, folder 17

Petavit, Louis 1952-1955

box 5, folder 18

Petiet, (?), General 1957

box 5, folder 19

Petit-Gounelle, Jean-Claude 1966

box 5, folder 20

Peyrefitte, Alain 1964-1979

box 5, folder 21

Pinay, Antoine 1961-1978

box 5, folder 22

Pirenne, Jacques 1956

box 5, folder 23

Platón, Charles 1942

box 5, folder 24

Pompidou, Georges 1969-1974

box 5, folder 25

Poussas, Henri 1922

box 5, folder 26

Pouzin, André 1952-1974

box 5, folder 27

Prade, Georges 1951-1961

box 5, folder 28

Rahn, Rudolf 1964

box 5, folder 29

Raspail, Jean 1974

box 5, folder 30

Rassinier, Paul 1963

box 5, folder 31

Ratcliffe, Peter 1959-1960

box 5, folder 32

Rebatet, Lucien and Véronique 1947-1966

box 5, folder 33

Reininghaus, Dieter von 1981

box 5, folder 34

Ribbentrop, Rudolf von 1974

box 5, folder 35

Rivière, Jacques 1920-1924

box 5, folder 36

Robin, M. de 1942

box 5, folder 37

Rohan, K. A. 1963-1964

box 5, folder 38

Rolland, Romain undated

box 5, folder 39

Rossbach, Gerhard 1966

box 5, folder 40

Rössler, Karl 1940-1942

box 5, folder 41

Roux, Dominique de 1960-1964

box 5, folder 42

Ryckmans, G. 1961-1962

box 5, folder 43

Saint-Paulien (Maurice-Ivan Sicard) 1962-1975

box 5, folder 44

Saint Simon, François de 1955-1980

box 5, folder 45

Salan, Raoul 1964-1966

box 5, folder 46

Schacht, Hjalmar 1956-1957

box 5, folder 47

Schaumburg-Lippe, Friedrich Christian Prinz du 1963-1968

box 5, folder 48

Schlumberger, Jean 1923-1931

box 5, folder 49

Schmundt, Rudolf 1942

box 5, folder 50

Schneider, Edouard 1925-1926

box 5, folder 51

Senghor, Léopold Sédar 1969

box 5, folder 52

Serrano Suñer, Ramón 1942-1964

box 5, folder 53

Servan-Schreiber, Jean-Jacques 1979

box 5, folder 54

Skorzeny, Otto 1972-1974

box 5, folder 55

Soriano, Raphaël 1961

box 5, folder 56

Soucy, Philippe de 1941

box 5, folder 57

Speaight, Robert 1935-1936

box 5, folder 58

Der Spiegel (Rudolf Augstein) 1969

box 5, folder 59

Supervielle, Jules 1926

box 5, folder 60

Tournay, Raymond 1949-1953

box 5, folder 61

Traz, Robert de 1923

box 5, folder 62

Venohr, Wolfgang 1979

box 5, folder 63

Vowinckel, Kurt 1965-1969

box 5, folder 64

Warlimont, Walter 1963-1967

box 5, folder 65

Weaver, M. L. H. L. undated

box 5, folder 66

Weiss, Louise 1927-1929

box 5, folder 67

Westphal, Siegfried 1959

box 5, folder 68

Weygand, Maxime 1932-1963

box 5, folder 69

Williamsen, C. A. 1964

box 6

Speeches and Writings 1923-1994.

Scope and Contents note

Contains articles, monographs, and some unpublished writings, arranged chronologically
box 6, folder 1

notes on Mozart. Undated,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 2

"Importance de Vincent d'Indy." 1923 March,

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 6, folder 3

"Deutschlands neue Kriegswirtschaft." Circa 1935,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 4

"Journal de la Ferté-Hauterive." 1940-1941,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 5

"Adieu à un camarade de combat (Brasillach)." 1945,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 6

"Darlan." Circa 1946,

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 6, folder 7

note concerning Benoist-Méchin's activities during World War II. Circa 1946,

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 6, folder 8

"Conversations avec Filippo Anfuso." 1946,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 9

autobiographical meditation. Circa 1957,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 10

"Riyadh au clair de lune." Circa 1957

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
 

Ibn-Séoud 1957,

box 6, folder 11

Holograph and typescript fragments

box 6, folder 12

Holograph and typescript appendices

box 6, folder 13

account of a dinner in Nuremburg, West Germany. Circa 1960,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 6, folder 14

"Terre des agonies et des résurrections," Nouvelles de Turquie. 1962 November 30,

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
 

Histoire de l'armée allemande, fourth edition 1964,

 

Holograph drafts, with some interpolated typescript pages

box 6, folder 15

Table of contents

box 6, folder 16

Map

box 6, folder 17

Volume three (fragment)

box 6, folder 18-20

Volume four

box 7, folder 1-8

Volume four

box 7, folder 9-10

Volume five

box 8

Proofs, with some interpolated holograph corrections and correspondence

box 8, folder 1-8

Volume one

box 9, folder 1-6

Volume one

box 9, folder 7-8

Volume two

box 10, folder 1-7

Volume two

box 11, folder 1-8

Volume two

box 12, folder 1-7

Volume two

box 12, folder 8

Volume three

box 13, folder 1-7

Volume three

box 13, folder 8-9

Volume five

box 14, folder 1-5

Volume five

box 14, folder 6-8

Volume six

box 15, folder 1-4

Volume six

box 15, folder 5

"Ma rencontre avec Hitler," l'Histoire pour tous. 1965 March,

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
box 15, folder 6

"Sur une lettre de Manstein." 1965 November,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 15, folder 7

"Le barrage d'Assouan sautera-t-il?" 1967 March 15,

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 15, folder 8

"La vérité sur le retour de l'Aiglon," l'Aurore. 1969 July 24,

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
box 15, folder 9

in collaboration with Jean Wolf, "Le monde arabe devant l'Europe d'hier et de demain." Circa 1970,

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 15, folder 10

lecture on the Arab world, Geneva, Switzerland. Circa 1970,

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript
box 15, folder 11

"Les arabes et l'Europe." Circa 1973,

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
 

Histoire des alaouites 1994,

 

Holograph

box 15, folder 12

Part one

box 15, folder 13

Part two

box 16

Typescript drafts

box 16, folder 1

First (fragment)

box 16, folder 2

Second

box 16, folder 3-9

Third, including documentary annexes

box 17

Vichy government file 1940-1944.

Scope and Contents note

Contains aide-mémoire, correspondence, memorandum, and other materials compiled by Benoist-Méchin as "notes politiques", arranged by physical form
box 17, folder 1

Aide-mémoire 1941

 

Correspondence

box 17, folder 2

Brécard, Charles 1942

box 17, folder 3

Darnand, Joseph 1943

box 17, folder 4

Krug von Nidda, Roland 1942

box 17, folder 5

Monzie, Anatole de 1943

box 17, folder 6

Papen, Fritz von 1942

box 17, folder 7

List of government expenses 1944

box 17, folder 8

Memorandum from François Darlan 1941

 

"Notes politiques" compiled by Benoist-Méchin.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and memoranda
 

undated

box 17, folder 9

1941

box 17, folder 10

March-May

box 17, folder 11

June

box 17, folder 12

July

box 17, folder 13

August

box 17, folder 14

October

box 17, folder 15

November

 

December

box 17, folder 16

1-17

box 17, folder 17

18-30

 

1942

box 17, folder 18

January-February

box 17, folder 19

March

box 17, folder 20

Reports 1940

box 18

Trial and imprisonment file 1935--1954.

Scope and Contents note

Contains art works, correspondence, legal and police records, medical records, printed matter, and writings by others, arranged by physical form
 

Art works 1946-1947

box 18, folder 1

Drawings by unknown artist circa 1946

box 18, folder 2

Sketch of Benoist-Méchin circa 1946

box 18, folder 3

Watercolors 1946 and circa 1947

box 18, folder 4

Calendar 1947

 

Correspondence 1945-1953

box 18, folder 5

Unidentified 1947-1953

box 18, folder 6

Aujol, Jean-Louis 1947

box 18, folder 7

Brasillach, Robert 1946

box 18, folder 8

Garel, Pierre 1945

box 18, folder 9

Jouen, René 1946

box 18, folder 10

Klein, Walter 1947

box 18, folder 11

Legal and police records 1946-1954

box 18, folder 12

Medical records 1946-1951

 

Printed matter

box 18, folder 13

Monograph 1947.

Scope and Contents note

First edition of Rio (Ralph Soupault), Fresnes
box 18, folder 14

Serial issues 1947.

Scope and Contents note

Photostats of pages with articles concerning the trial of Benoist-Méchin
box 18, folder 15

Speech introducing Benoist-Méchin to a prison audience circa 1947

box 18, folder 16

Reading notes circa 1946-1947

 

Writings by others

box 18, folder 17

Anonymous 1945

box 18, folder 18

Brasillach, Robert 1944

box 18, folder 19

Combelle, Lucien 1944

box 18, folder 20

Crouzet, Guy 1935-1945

box 18, folder 21

Ducrocq, Pierre 1944

box 19

Middle East and North Africa file 1956-1979.

Scope and Contents note

Contains clippings, correspondence, reports, and printed matter, organized by name of country and by physical form thereunder
box 19, folder 1

General 1957-1967

 

Algeria 1957-1979

box 19, folder 2

Aide-mémoire and letter sent to Raymond Barre 1978-1979

box 19, folder 3

Clippings 1978

box 19, folder 4

Correspondence 1978

box 19, folder 5

Itineraries 1978

box 19, folder 6

Notes circa 1978

box 19, folder 7

Reports 1957

box 19, folder 8

Egypt 1956-1971.

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter
box 19, folder 9

Jordan 1967.

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter
 

Libya 1957-1976

box 19, folder 10

Notes and report 1968-1969

box 19, folder 11

Printed matter 1957-1976

box 19, folder 12

Mauritania 1971.

Scope and Contents note

Itineraries and printed matter
 

Morocco 1956-1970

box 19, folder 13

Aide-mémoire 1969

box 19, folder 14

Annexes to declaration of protocol 1956

box 19, folder 15

Clippings 1969-1970

box 19, folder 16

Letter 1961

box 19, folder 17

Notes 1956-1969

box 19, folder 18

Postcards circa 1969

box 19, folder 19

Report circa 1969

box 19, folder 20

Speech circa 1969

box 19, folder 21

Transcripts of meetings and telephone conversation 1969

 

Saudi Arabia circa 1960

box 19, folder 22

Clipping circa 1960

box 19, folder 23

Postcards circa 1960

 

Tunisia 1969-1970

box 19, folder 24

Clippings 1969

 

Correspondence 1969-1970

box 19, folder 25

Lakhdar, Chedly 1969-1970

box 19, folder 26

Lakhdar, Tahar 1969

box 19, folder 27

Suarez, George 1969

 

Turkey circa 1960

box 19, folder 28

Clipping circa 1960

box 19, folder 29

Notes circa 1960

box 19, folder 30

Postcards circa 1960

 

Subject file 1918-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Contains clippings arranged alphabetically by subject
box 19, folder 31

France--History--German occupation 1940-1945

box 19, folder 32

Germany--Armed forces 1946-1947

box 19, folder 33

Laval, Pierre 1969

box 19, folder 34

Napoleon II 1940-1970

box 19, folder 35

Pétain, Philippe 1941-1964

box 19, folder 36

Unruh, Fritz von 1911-1925

box 19, folder 37

Wilson, Woodrow 1918

box 20

Writings by others 1911-1960.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by author
box 20, folder 1

Aron, Robert circa 1950

box 20, folder 2

Bergh, Hendrik van 1958

box 20, folder 3

Cressac, Charles de 1945

box 20, folder 4

Benani, Ahmed circa 1960

box 20, folder 5

Déat, Marcel 1940.

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Déat
box 20, folder 6

Fenet, Henri 1945

 

Jacquemin, Paul-Firmin

box 20, folder 7

1940

box 20, folder 8

1940-1942

box 20, folder 9

1944

box 20, folder 10

Kaiser, Friedhelm 1940.

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Kaiser
box 20, folder 11-13

Kosarenko-Kosarewytsch, Wasyl 1951-1954

box 20, folder 14

Nasser, Gamar Abdel 1960.

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Nasser
box 20, folder 15

Prade, Georges 1955.

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Prade
box 21

Unruh, Fritz von. French translations by Benoist-Méchin

box 21, folder 1-3

1911

box 21, folder 4-5

1919

box 21, folder 6-8

1921

box 22, folder 1-2

1925

 

Photographs 1909-1980.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged in two series and chronologically thereunder
 

Prints depicting Benoist-Méchin

box 22, folder 3

Portrait circa 1925

box 22, folder 4

With other French prisoners of war 1940

box 22, folder 5

With François Darlan 1940

box 22, folder 6-7

As Vichy minister 1940-1942

box 22, folder 8

With German officers, as well as Vichy and Nazi officials 1941-1942

box 22, folder 9

With unknown Vichy official circa 1942

box 22, folder 10

Visiting wounded patients circa 1942

box 22, folder 11

With Robert Brasillach circa 1942

box 22, folder 12

At a religious ceremony commemorating the Légion des Volontaires Français circa 1942

box 22, folder 13

At the funeral of Prince Amédée de Savoie 1942 March 11

box 22, folder 14

At the opening of an exhibit of sculpture by Arno Brekker 1942 May 15

box 22, folder 15

At his trial 1947

box 22, folder 16

In his prison cell circa 1950

box 22, folder 17

Portrait circa 1950

box 23, folder 1

With Gamal Abdel Nasser 1957

box 23, folder 2

With King Hassan II of Morocco circa 1960

box 23, folder 3

Visiting Greece circa 1960

box 23, folder 4

With Dino Buzzati circa 1960

box 23, folder 5

Visiting Ankara, Turkey circa 1960

box 23, folder 6

With King Faisal of Saudi Arabia circa 1960

box 23, folder 7

Portraits circa 1965

box 23, folder 8

In Vézelay, France 1968 May 5

box 23, folder 9

With Tunisian officials circa 1969

box 23, folder 10

With Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi) 1969

box 23, folder 11

With General Hoffmann and Erich von Manstein circa 1970

box 23, folder 12

Portrait circa 1975

box 23, folder 13

Portrait done for l'Express circa 1975

box 23, folder 14

Being interviewed by Italian journalists circa 1975

box 23, folder 15

With his mother circa 1975

box 23, folder 16

Portrait of bust done by Arno Breker circa 1980

box 23, folder 17

With Houari Boumedienne and other Algerian officials 1976

box 23, folder 18

With relative circa 1980

 

Other prints 1909-1976

box 23, folder 19

Unknown individual on his deathbed(?) undated

box 23, folder 20

Adolphe and Isabelle Ferrière circa 1909

box 23, folder 21

Fritz von Unruh 1914-1925

box 23, folder 22

Scenes in Germany, including Trier and Aachen circa 1920

box 23, folder 23

Christian Bérard circa 1922

box 23, folder 24

Otto von Habsburg circa 1932 and 1962

box 23, folder 25

Mass ceremony of German soldiers, Tannenberg, Germany circa 1940

box 23, folder 26

Castle in North Africa circa 1940

box 23, folder 27

French agricultural workers in a field circa 1940

box 23, folder 28

Olympic trials circa 1940

box 23, folder 29

French Foreign Legion and colonial troops circa 1940

box 23, folder 30

François Darlan circa 1940

box 23, folder 31

Reburial of Napoleon II 1940 December 15

box 23, folder 32

Pierre Laval circa 1941

box 23, folder 33

Returning French prisoners of war circa 1941

box 23, folder 34

Prisoners of war, probably French colonial soldiers circa 1941

box 23, folder 35

Cover of book by Benoist-Méchin circa 1941

box 23, folder 36

Philippe Pétain 1941-1942

box 23, folder 37

Palmyra, Syria 1941-1960

box 23, folder 38

Portrait of Philippe Pétain, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1941 April 17

box 23, folder 39

François Darlan being received by German officers and Nazi officials 1941 May

box 23, folder 40

Portrait of François Darlan, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1941 May 27

box 23, folder 41

Vichy and German officials at a reception 1941 June 27

box 23, folder 42

Portrait of Maxime Weygand, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1941 September 5

box 24, folder 1

Vichy soldiers or militia circa 1942

box 24, folder 2

Vichy officials boarding a plane circa 1942

box 24, folder 3

Hitler's villa, Berchtesgaden, Germany circa 1942

box 24, folder 4

Joseph Darnand circa 1942

box 24, folder 5

Journée de la Légion tricolore, Paris, France 1942 August

box 24, folder 6

Bombed building circa 1944

box 24, folder 7

Philippe Henriot on his deathbed 1944 June 28

box 24, folder 8

Scenes relating to street battles during the liberation of Paris 1944 August

box 24, folder 9

Charles de Gaulle, with Free French officials and Allied soldiers, Champs Elysées, Paris 1944 August

box 24, folder 10

Philippe Pétain at his trial 1946

box 24, folder 11

Fresnes prison circa 1947

box 24, folder 12

Charles Maurras and Robert Brasillach 1947

box 24, folder 13

Henri, comte de Paris circa 1948

box 24, folder 14

Scenes of Nuremburg, West Germany 1950-1960

box 24, folder 15

King Hussein of Jordan 1950

box 24, folder 16

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Saudi Arabia 1956 September 25

box 24, folder 17

Portrait of Shukri al-Kuwatli, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1958

box 24, folder 18

Crowd scenes, possibly relating to a visit by Gamal Abdel Nasser, Damascus, Syria 1958

box 24, folder 19

Michihiko Hachiya 1958-1960

box 24, folder 20

Gamal Abdel Nasser circa 1960-1970

box 24, folder 21

Statue of Kemal Atatürk, Ankara, Turkey circa 1960

box 24, folder 22

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Morocco circa 1960

box 24, folder 23

Scenes in Syria circa 1960

box 24, folder 24

Scenes in Iraq 1960

box 24, folder 25

Scenes in Cairo, Egypt 1960

box 24, folder 26

Scenes in Persepolis, Iran 1960

box 24, folder 27

Scenes in Turkey circa 1960

box 24, folder 28

Scenes in Jordan circa 1960

box 24, folder 29

Scenes in Lebanon circa 1960

box 24, folder 30

Classical temples, Greece circa 1960

box 24, folder 31

Scenes in Saudi Arabia circa 1960

box 25, folder 1

L'Hotel-Dieu, Beaune, France circa 1960

box 25, folder 2

Bust of King Hassan II and scenes in Morocco circa 1960

box 25, folder 3

Scenes in Mauritania circa 1960

box 25, folder 4

Men harvesting grapes circa 1960

box 25, folder 5

Mystère 20 jet circa 1960

box 25, folder 6

Pearl divers, Persian Gulf circa 1960

box 25, folder 7

Scenes in Egypt circa 1960

box 25, folder 8

Portrait of Louis-Ferdinand Céline 1960

box 25, folder 9

Portrait of King Hussein II of Jordan, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1960

box 25, folder 10

Reburial of Marshal Lyautey, Invalides, Paris, France 1961 May 10

box 25, folder 11

Jean Benvuar circa 1965

box 25, folder 12

King Hussein II of Jordan with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia circa 1965

box 25, folder 13

King Hassan II of Morocco circa 1965

box 25, folder 14

Steelworks, Tunisia circa 1965

box 25, folder 15

Scenes relating to attacks by Palestinian commandos, Israel 1968-1974

box 25, folder 16

Scenes in Beirut, Lebanon 1969-1976

box 25, folder 17

Moroccan horsemen 1969

box 25, folder 18

Marcel Schumann and Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria 1969 October

box 25, folder 19

Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi) circa 1970

box 25, folder 20

Oil industry, Kuweit circa 1970

box 25, folder 21

Oil installations, Middle East circa 1970

box 25, folder 22

Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi) circa 1972

box 25, folder 23

Houari Boumedienne, King Hassan II of Morocco, and Mokhtar Ould Daddah, summit conference, Agadir, Morocco 1973 July 23-24

box 25, folder 24

Portrait of Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1974

box 25, folder 25

Portrait of Mokhtar Ould Daddah 1975 December 9

box 25, folder 26

Portrait of Ismet Inönü and scenes in Turkey 1976

 

Photo albums arranged by Benoist-Méchin 1957-1976

box 25, folder 27-28

Untitled (Middle East and North Africa) circa 1957-1976

box 26, folder 1-2

"La route reprend," 1957-1976

box 26, folder 3

"Turquie," circa 1970

box 26, folder 4-5

"Arabie," circa 1960-1970

box 26, folder 6

"Arabie II," circa 1960-1970

box 26, folder 7-8

"Arabie III," circa 1960-1970

box 26, folder 9-10

"Maroc--Voyage," 1971

box 26, folder 11

Miscellany. Three negatives depicting Joseph Darnand and Pierre Laval circa 1941

box 27

Oversize materials 1920-1972.

Scope and Contents note

Includes art works, translation, posters, and memorabilia
box 27, folder 1

French translation by Benoist-Méchin of a play by Fritz von Unruh circa 1920

box 27, folder 2

Self-portrait by Fritz von Unruh, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin 1924

box 27, folder 3

Sketch of a house undated

box 27, folder 4

Portrait of Benoist-Méchin at his desk circa 1941

box 27, folder 5-7

Reproductions of photographs of Philippe Pétain and François Darlan circa 1941

box 27, folder 8

Prison duffle bag given to Benoist-Méchin by Charles Maurras circa 1953

box 27, folder 9-11

Posters publicizing lectures and a magazine article by Benoit-Méchin circa 1960-1972